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. >> the united states will not allow iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. we'll do what it takes to prevent that from happening. all options remain on the table. the president has been very clear and that includes the military option. >> shannon: our ambassador to the united nations says the u.s. will stand with israel and do what it takes to stop oran from developing a nuclear weapon, as israeli prime minister netanyahu says iran is 7 to 8 months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb and demands that the united states give a red line to iran. we start with peter doos gee senator john mechanic cane said an hour and-a-half that he thinks the united states is sing exactly the wrong main to the israelis about whether or not we will have their back, if iran gets closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> we keep tells the israelis not to attack, shouldn't we be telling the iranians that that we are with israel and they should back down. >> reporter: the u.s. bamdass dorto the u.n. says that the united states will do whatever it takes to prevent iran from acquiring the nuclear weapon and the
and poor people who went out to express gratitude to the united states. but i think this is a reckoning time for president obama. the islamic world served notice on him. >> within these countries we are learning more about extremist groups that are not limit to al-qaida. we hear about others. who are they and how concerned about you on the impact. >> we should be concerned. the egyptian and tun and others that are concerned. they are concerned. we started redemption in libya. people went out and attacked sharia. and people look at these and they have to wonder if they want to live under the control of the celatres. they won 25 percent of the vote in egypt and the insanity among the ranks. they want to cover the pyramidses in egypt and don't want tourism and esset ra. in tunizia and egypt they have to be disciplined by the population itself as we have seen in lib yampt we can't do it from a distance or remote control. >> celafrees is growing in that country. t defends on the setting. what is troubling is the growth of the jihad . that is because we didn't go to the help syrian rebellion.
. this is highest judicial office in the united states, farce enforcement. you have the head of the criminal division who is let off the hook in this to the attorney general still going to be in office who is responsible. someone has to be responsible and accountable. i think that is all we're asking for. when a u.s. agent is killed and this kind of money, waetd taxpayer money takes place. >> gregg: the president says his predecessor is responsible. in fact on thursday. president obama told the uni vision audience, i'm sure you saw this -- i'll quote him here. fast and furious was a field initiated program begun under the previous administration. congressman, that is utterly untrue, is it not? >> i think that is shameful for the president to say that. yes, there was a fast and furious program before but it was properly operated. you didn't have people killed or weapons gone astray like this. >> gregg: and it stopped in 2007 two years before fast and furious begin. >> and it was a successful program. i have once chaired the criminal drug policy subcommittee in congress and we have done these
made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video. i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. it is an insult not only to muslims, but to america as well. >> the obama administration has changed its story several times about what happened in libya. first they blamed it on a movie, but now top administration officials are saying without question terrorists killed these four americans. some republicans claim there's a cover-up and are demanding answers from the obama administration. joining us now brad wood house, communications director for the democratic national committee, who's joining us in our studios. welcome, great to you have here. >> thank you for having me. >> let's talk for a moment what's going on right now. why is the president continuing to refer to the video, to that clip of the movie as a source for the problems of what's going on with the unrest in the middle east, even though it's already been stated, in effect, this was indeed a terrorist attack against our consulate there in libya. >> let's be
and the united states administration come together to fund adequately all of our worries and state departments throughout the global environment of the world? >> brad, if there was the shift by al qaeda, should the administration have come out with what they said that it was a dopey movie? >> eric tfit their narrative at the time. they wanted the world to believe and americans to believe that the youtube video was the causation for the attack in libya. we know that that is false. what is worse, and the admiral is right, al qaeda is interwoven throughout the arab spring in numerous countries. but what did our president do? he didn't stand up to our enemy. he apologized and gave them the excuse they needed to step up williams, by -- violence by giving credence to the youtube video, which was want the causation of the arab attack. the president spread unrest throughout americans, instead of being a leader and standing up to it. >> if i being, i didn't say they are, i said, are they? what's the probability? how much are they? are they not? that's a legitimate issue for us to have the president, as
. as long as the united states doesn't look like it understands the menace it is confronting and is not prepared to take necessary steps i think the terrorists and the radicals will simply be emboldened and, therefore the threat is not a matter of a week or two, it is now a sustained political change in the region. the arab spring has not brought a flowering of democracy as some believed, erroneously in my view, it brought a wave of religious extremism to power in country after country. >> eric: and the administration believes that will continue? do you think the president and the administration did enough in the transition to democracy against the islamists? to try and stop the arab spring from becoming a nightmare? >> well, it was never a transition to democracy. that is the basic point. democracy, you can't use one word to express fully the importance of the culture of a liberal, open society. democracy is not one election and one vote. it is not even just counting votes, you could have a free and fair election, in italy, where fascists take power and germany where nazis t
defended the laws of the united states of america. if we don't follow those laws as in these other cases, we will not stand for what america must stand for. what i defended for 31 years. the laws of america. >> gregg: and you were the first head of the navy's anti-terrorism unit. let me pose this final question in that framework. to what extent do disclosures harm national security and jeopardize the operational security of any future raids like this? >> it depends, quite frankly. when i joined the u.s. military, you couldn't disclose the speed of our ships, but today everybody talks about them. it's different, however, if you were to disclose who an operative is, frankly the name that has been revealed right now by the press of who this seal is i think that is quite harmful to him and it's quite harmful to the future operate fifgs their names get disclosed. it depends on what the information is. it's why mr. pollack is in gentleman jail or steven kim is being prosecuted by the obama administration. their information was helpful to other people. >> gregg: congressman sestak, thanks very
the need for israel or even the united states to respond militarily? >> and probably sanctions are, they're just not working. there are other things that are working that have bought a lot of time. there's the sabotage program that's probably being spearheaded by the israelis, but we may be involved as well. and this is caused things like centrifuges, iranian centrifuges that operated at extremely high speeds and precision in manufacture to explode, things like this, which is reported of course in a book by a new york times reporter, with leaked information. the chairman of the intelligence committee diane feinstein in the senate saying she learned more from this book than in briefing from the intelligence community. that's another topic, those things are effective. sanctions less so, our own intelligence community said that these sanctions are not stopping the iranian program. >> jamie: you have to hope in the conversation our president had with benjamin netanyahu, whatever the intelligence that the prime minister has that leads that the bombs are potentially sooner was shared and that
was a high profile person. it's still a mystery. i think it captivates everybody in the united states. >> heather: final question for you. why do you think the public is so fascinated by this case? >> it's not that he was in the mafia but he had mafia connections and federally he fought to system. he went to jail. he was the president of a large, one of the biggest unions. his negotiations and he was bigger than life. here he is and we are watching all these shows about law and order or finding evidence. that keeps us captivated with this particular case. >> heather: do you think she under the driveway? >> no, i don't think so. >> heather: hopefully the family can get answers to this. >> gregg: no on time delivery for the postal service as it is set to defaulted on another multimillion dollar payment. what can be done to keep the failing agency afloat when maybe it should not. [ owner ] i need to expand to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here t
. in your judgment, would that have to have been passed along to officials here in the united states? are they therefore, in some ways complicity or responsible for what happened to him? >> when you have four murders like that, there is obvious a breakdown in security. forget the post event scenario. just concentrating on the fact that they were exposed the way they were indicates systemic failures among other things. i said before when i was in new york at any given time outside the mission or outside my residence, i had a package of three diplomatic security personnel with me. he had one in benghazi. there is something badly wrong with that scenario. >> gregg: all right. that is a tragic story all the way around. there may be a whole lot more evidence that emerges in the days and months ahead. have a great evening. thank you for dropping by. >> thank you. >> heather: coming up, final sprinted to the white house underway, polls show president obama is having trouble getting one key voting bloc, military vets and we'll talk about it next. [ male announcer ] with a driving range of mo
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